Expect More Arizona: Show Your Love Through Literacy

| May 24, 2017

By Judi Morellion • Expect More Arizona

You have heard it said that “parents are their child’s first teachers.” Nothing could be more true. In addition to feeding, sheltering, and clothing a child, literacy is another essential aspect of parenting. There is no one in a better position to do that than parents.

Parents who talk, sing, play, and read to their infants and young children prepare them for success in school and in life. Young children who hear more words spoken and say more words in conversations with others are better prepared to read. A research study showed that some children already have a 30 million (!) word gap by the age of three.

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